AAA  Aug. 21, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Indonesia court rejects election loser's appeal
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A riot police officer prepares to fire his tear gas launcher during a clash with supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to the court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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(AP) — Indonesia's top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month's polls.

The verdict Thursday removes any lingering uncertainty around the victory of former Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who is to be inaugurated as the next leader of the world's fourth most populous nation in October.

Subianto had alleged massive fraud in the July 9 polls and filed a complaint in the Constitutional Court.

In a lengthy verdict, a nine-judge panel rejected Subianto's allegations.

Earlier, Subianto's supporters clashed briefly with police outside the courtroom in central Jakarta.

Associated Press
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